Meta Jokes

  • How many joke tellers does it take to screw in a light bulb? I don’t know about screwing one in, but I screwed this one up by myself.
  • An Englishman, an Irishman and a Scotsman walk into a bar. The bartender turns to them, takes one look, and says “What is this — some kind of joke?”

  • A Priest, a Rabbi and a Leprechaun walk into a bar. The Leprechaun looks around and says, “Woah bejaysus! I’m in the wrong joke!”
  • A woman walked into a pub and asked the barman for a double entendre. So he gave it to her.
  • Three men walk into a bar… Ouch! (And variants:)
    • A dyslexic man walks into a bra.
    • Two men walk into a bar… you’d think one of them would have seen it.
    • Two men walk into a bar… the third one ducks.
    • Two men walk into a bar… but the third one is too short and walks right under it.
    • Three blind mice walk into a bar, but they are unaware of their surroundings, so to derive humour from it would be exploitative — Bill Bailey.

With the exception of the first joke (my own contribution), all stolen without shame from the Wikipedia article, Meta Jokes in attempt to offer a wide smorgasbord of meta-delights. The article includes a fascinating analysis of meta jokes. Check it out!

2 thoughts on “Meta Jokes”

  1. Do you think blogging just has to be about writing? Reason I ask is I want to start a photography blog, but I feel I am better at expressing myself with photos rather than write. Should I even start it? With your experience could it work, more pictures, less words?

    1. One of the exciting thing about blogging, Lucina, is that it can be almost anything. I am using it for a different purpose than most by writing academically. A blog is a tool that may be used in many ways and we are just starting to discover its potential. I think a photography blog is a great idea. When you get it up and running, send me a link! I look forward to seeing it.

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